In the article “Political Activism and Art,” the author mentions Da Costa’s “Swipe.” I looked into the project more, and it’s really interesting. Essentially, there is very often a huge amount of data stored on your driver’s license, which is available to anyone who scans it. Like a police officer. Or the liquor store. Or the gas station. Or the strip club. Information like:
- Your birthday
- Your driver’s license number
- Phone number
- Organ donor
With “Swipe,” people would swipe their driver’s license to see what kind of information was being stored on it. Here’s the website:
Also, if you want to know what’s on your license, you can go to
I haven’t tried the latter.